About our organization:
Made to Stay, a member-driven nonprofit organization addressing the current and unfolding challenges of aging. We are enriching lives by providing the connections, education, and support to seniors in our community. Enabling them to age confidently in their own homes, and on their own terms.
We Connect-Members and volunteers are staying connected through our events and activities. We create opportunities for friendship by providing luncheons, outings, and more. We check in on each other to make sure everyone knows they are valued and belong.
We Educate- We provide updated safety, health, and financial information to our seniors. We provide opportunity for them to learn, thrive, and age in place in our community by making sure their aware of everchanging information that pertains to them.
We Support- When members need a little help around the house, a ride to an appointment, assistance with grocery shopping, or a friendly visit-they can count on us. Our volunteers are screened, interviewed, and pass through state/federal background checks during the onboarding process.
Made to Stay has been selected to participate in the 22nd annual Fred Paxton Challenge for charities. Donations made to Made to Stay, through the Community
Foundation will be MATCHED up to $10,000.
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June 1st-August 31, 2023
Feedback from family of a Made to Stay member:
My grandmother took care of everyone else when she was younger, now she is older and finds herself lonely and feeling like a burden. We had heard about services like what Made to Stay offers, and assisted living facilities, but they charge amounts that are out of reach for most elderly and their families.
Made to Stay has enabled Grandma to stay in her home longer, and has made her feel happier and more fulfilled. She loves interaction with the volunteers and other Made to Stay clients.
The assistance that Grandma gets with getting her groceries and medications is priceless!
The bottom line is, that we were to a point of considering nursing homes until we got Grandma signed up with Made to Stay, and they have enabled her to remain in her home and carry on with her life. Made to Stay has been an incredible blessing for our whole family!
Director Starfish Orphan Ministry
Made to Stay member feedback:
When Walt Clarke first learned of the transit services that Made to Stay offered to elderly and disabled persons, he was a little bit hesitant to make the financial commitment.
“To be honest, I wasn’t sure I could afford it,” Walt said. “I was used to using the PATS bus and calling taxis to get to my doctors’ appointments. Both options are fine, but it would take so much time.”
Walt had little to no control over when his rides would arrive to pick him up for his various appointments and he wasn’t sure that he was saving money in the long run. So he decided to give Made to Stay’s transit service a try. After six months with the program he found the services to be affordable and well worth the investment.
“They are terrific. They do anything I need them to do and they are always on time,” Walt said. “I did the math not long ago and I am definitely saving money. It has made a big difference in my life. I am really happy that I joined.”
For more information:
mailing address: P.O. Box 7802, Paducah, KY 42002-7802
physical address: 2850 Adams St. Paducah, KY 42001 Door 6, Suite 13
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.